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The '''Church of the Brethren''' is a Christian denomination with origins in the Schwarzenau Brethren ( "Schwarzenau New Baptists") that was organized in 1708 by Alexander Mack in Schwarzenau, Bad Berleburg|Schwarzenau, Germany. The Brethren movement began as a melding of Radical Pietism|Radical Pietist and Anabaptism|Anabaptist ideas during the Protestant Reformation. The first of its churches in the United States was established in 1723. These church bodies became commonly known as "Dunkards", and more formally as German Baptist Brethren. The denomination holds the New Testament as its only creed. Historically, the church has taken a strong stance for nonresistance or pacifism—it is one of the three historic peace churches, alongside the Mennonites and Quakers. Distinctive practices include believers baptism by trine immersion; a threefold love feast...
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German Baptist Brethren
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the Library of Adelle Frank
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church of the brethren
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general mission board of the church of the brethren
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general mission board of the church of the brethren; minnich, h. spenser
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church of the brethren.
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peru church of the brethren (peru, ind.)
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brethren's general missionary and tract committee; general mission board of the church of the brethren
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